Huawei Honor Holly 4 Plus Price in Dubai, UAE  

Huawei Honor Holly 4 Plus

EXPERT REVIEWS

INTRODUCTION

Honor Holly 4 Plus
Honor Holly 4 Plus

Today we bring you another entry-level device from a company who has amassed quite some popularity in the past couple for a year. Huawei is a company not many knew about even a few years ago. Now, however, they are releasing one smartphone after another across the whole price range. Their new addition to the entry-level roster is the Huawei Holly 4 Plus which was launched in the month of November 2017.

This is the first device in the Holly series to sport a fingerprint sensor and bags some pretty decent specs for ad device in this range. It has not been a month since its debut and it has already started to make some amount of uproar in the market. According to a survey, the most sold smartphones fall between the entries to the mid-level area, the targeted market area for the Holly 4 Plus.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Honor Holly 4 Plus Design and Display
Honor Holly 4 Plus Design & Build

The most challenging thing about an entry level device is to pack some decent specs all the while keeping in mind that it’s a budget phone. The Holly 4 Plus seems to do that pretty nicely. It packs a 5.5-inch HD display which isn’t the best but is good enough to get the job done. The screen resolution is locked at 720 x 1290 pixels. Now the Holly 4 Plus isn’t entry level per say. Rather it places a bit higher than that mark. So a mere HD display isn’t going to cut it. The design of the phone looks stunning and futuristic but with such huge bezels at the top and bottom, it’s a face only a mother can love. The pixel density isn’t that impressive and isn’t worth mentioning since people don’t expect much from an entry level device these days. There are better options available on the market.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Honor Holly 4 Plus Performance
Honor Holly 4 Plus Performance

Under the hood the Holly 4 Plus packs a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 435 processor. It also has a 64-bit architecture and an Antutu benchmark of 36k. The stats aren't impressive on this device since there are others who top the charts at ~56k in the post entry-level range. It also has a 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM. In terms of the GPU, it has the Adreno 505 which is good but could have been better. You are given the choice of a microSD slot which can be expanded up to 128 GB. The RAM and the internal memory are a standard package in terms of processor speed, the Holly 4 Plus lacks significantly. In a time and age where the post entry-level smartphone segment is filled with octa-core devices, the Holly 4 will have a hard time competing with them. People want the best value for their money and are more likely to choose a better device with better stats. Equipped with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, the Holly 4 Plus does perform impressively but lags a bit when it comes to multitasking and switching between heavy applications.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Honor Holly 4 Plus Camera
Honor Holly 4 Plus Camera

The Holly 4 Plus comes with a single 12-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel front shooter. This is where the device falls heads over heels and is completely wiped out by the competition. We are living in an age where smartphones have dual rear cameras. The bar is set and the new standard is the dual rear sensor.

Although it hasn’t been a month since the debut of the device, such a spec puts the device at a significant disadvantage when compared to others.

In terms of multimedia, it will support the basic audio and video codecs. The audio being M4A, WAV and MP3 and the video codices being FLV, MP4, and H.264. The user can also install a third party app to increase the number of codec support for the device.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Honor Holly 4 Plus Long-Lasting Battery
Honor Holly 4 Plus “Long-Lasting Battery”

The Holly 4 Plus packs a huge 4000mAh battery which, rest assured is more than enough for a whole day. Given the average screen size, the low resolution and pixel density with some decent optimization the battery should last for more than a day. The device also has supported dual sim capability along with 4G LTE.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • Powerful battery enough for a whole days usage
  • External memory card support
  • Has an FM radio and also supports USB on the go
  • Has android 7.0 out of the box
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Doesn’t have a full HD display
  • Only has a single rear camera sensor
  • Huge bezels at the top and bottom of the screen

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What networks is the phone capable of connecting to?
  • img-ans It can connect to 4G LTE conforming to VoLTE networks. It supports 3G HSPA/UMTS and 2G EDGE/GPRS cellular networks.
  • img-ques What is included in the box?
  • img-ans Apart from the device, the box also contains a 5V/2A charger, earphones and standard micro USB cable and a power adapter.
  • img-ques Is the phone Dual-SIM supportive?
  • img-ans Yes, this phone supports dual-SIM connectivity.
  • img-ques What are the miscellaneous connectivity options?
  • img-ans The connectivity options included are: 802.11b/g/n(2.4Ghz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot,Micro-USB v2.0,USB OTG Support BT v4.1 with A2DP,EDR,BLE and VoLTE support.
  • img-ques How much camera resolution does it have?
  • img-ans The rear camera features a 12MP with 1.25 μm pixel sensor and the Phase auto-detection feature. While the front camera has a 8MP with some features like beauty mode, slow motion, timelapse and PRO camera.
  • img-ques What OS is present in the phone? Will it receive OTA updates?
  • img-ans Moving to OS, the device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed with Huawei’s own EMUI 5.1(user interface) mounted on the top. The latest Android Oreo can be upgraded via OTA updates.The upgrade will be available very soon.
  • img-ques What is the device’s battery capacity?
  • img-ans The non-removable battery packs with a 4000mAh capacity. The device also offers 20hrs of video playback and 66hrs of music playback.
  • img-ques What type of sensors are present?
  • img-ans The sensors in the device included are Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer , Proximity Ambient light sensor,G-sensor.
  • img-ques What are the dimensions?
  • img-ans The body dimensions of the phone are 153.6 x 76.4 x 8.35mm(height x width x thickness).
  • img-ques How much the device weigh?
  • img-ans The device weighs 165g.
  • img-ques How much memory does the device have? Are there any other variants of this device?
  • img-ans The Holly 4 Plus is launched in a single variant i.e 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that can be expanded by upto 128GB via a MicroSD card.
  • img-ques What is the type and size of the display?
  • img-ans The display comes with a 5-inch HD AMOLED screen and has the resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with 2.5D curved glass material.
  • img-ques What are the colour options for the device?
  • img-ans It is launched with three colour options:Grey, Gold and Silver colour.
  • img-ques How much does the device cost?
  • img-ans The device is launched in Dubai at a price tag of 799 AED.